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Boris Chaliapin

Artist
Boris Chaliapin, 1904 - May 1979
Sitter
Boris Chaliapin, 1904 - May 1979
Date
1971
Type
Drawing
Medium
Pencil on sketchbook paper
Dimensions
Sheet (Verified): 41 x 32.1 cm (16 1/8 x 12 5/8")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.6 cm (22 × 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mrs. Boris Chaliapin
Restrictions & Rights
©2008 Estate of Helcia Chaliapin
Object number
NPG.2010.TC132
Culture
Boris Chaliapin: European\Russian
Exhibition Label
Boris Chaliapin almost never drew his own likeness. Yet in 1958, Time published a photograph of a rare self-portrait session captioned Three Faces of Chaliapin. Thirteen years later, the artist returned to the mirror, pencil in hand, and sketched this drawing the year after he retired as a cover artist for Time.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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